Martin Luther King Monument coming to Lancaster Ave

From this week's University City Review:

Representatives from the Martin Luther King Historic Marker Project in conjunction with the Restore Philadelphia Corridors along Lancaster Avenue will unveil a MLK Jr. Monument at 40th and Lancaster in December 2009.

The Monument will commemorate King’s historic speech on August 3, 1965, explained the monument’s sculptor, Rebecca Rose. As part of King’s "Freedom Now," when King visited four other northern city’s including Boston, Chicago and Cleveland, 10,000 Philadelphia residents crammed that intersection to hear the civil rights leader.

For the full UC Review article, click here.

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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